EU Regulators Wary Of Data Reform Power Abuse

Law360, New York (January 31, 2013, 8:38 PM EST) -- European privacy regulators are recommending limiting the European Commission's ability to establish implementation procedures for the bloc's proposed data protection overhaul, concluding in an opinion released Monday that the power should only be granted to the commission in rare circumstances.

The Article 29 Working Party — an advisory panel composed of data protection authorities from the European Commission and European Union member states — said implementing acts that provide more specificity to the law should be used only when uniform conditions for the measures are absolutely...
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